Green IT

Green IT news, information, and how-to advice

Whatever happened to green IT?

Green initiatives have withered, but there are IT execs who think green can still make a difference

Dell to make line of PCs with recycled plastics

Dell is expanding its hardware take-back program to acquire more plastic for reuse in laptops and desktops


The data center of 2025 revealed

IT managers have an optimistic outlook on renewable energy and the cloud

Apple shows off '103-degree data center'

Data center experts say the high intake temps at Apple's data center, affirmed on NBC's Today show, now fall within industry guidelines

Apple offers free recycling of its products worldwide

In some countries, Apple is offering to recycle some third-party products like mobile phones and PCs for free as well

Sweet! Researchers create powerful batteries that run on sugar

Cheap, refillable, and biodegradable, these batteries could power smartphones and tablets by 2017, say engineers at Virginia Tech

Eureka! New tech shrinks cloud computing's carbon footprint

Computer scientists say they have created the algorithms needed to make both public and private cloud computing greener

Predictions gone wrong: Losing bets analysts made for 2013

Analyst forecasts are meant to help IT prepare for the future. But the future doesn't always follow that script

Cloud providers' green claims are full of smoke

Ironically, their focus on touting use of alternative energy sources obscures how they really go green

Google will build another six solar power plants in the U.S.

Google, Microsoft, and Apple are all looking to tap solar, wind, and hydroelectric power sources

Apple plans Arizona factory that will run on renewable energy

The plant will employ at least 700 people making components for Apple products

Why green IT is good for business

As these companies have discovered, when IT projects focus on operational efficiency, sustainability benefits usually follow.

Intel partners with startup on tools for app-level energy management

TSO Logic's software lets companies track how much power their individual server applications consume

Data center innovator Ken Brill dies at 68

Brill founded the Uptime Institute, invented the dual power supply for servers, and was a spirited speaker at conferences

Intel will offer 'Broadwell' SOC to battle Calxeda, AMD

The new, low-power chip will be the first system-on-chip from Intel based on the same microarchitecture as its Xeon processors

EPEAT green IT registry expanding to include smartphones

The system should be in place by the end of the year and could push phone manufacturers to make changes

Powering Los Angeles one cloud migration at a time

A recent study by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory shows that cloud computing is indeed more energy-efficient -- but just how efficient might surprise you

Data centers show signs of 'green fatigue'

Success stories from cutting-edge firms such as Google and Microsoft are causing a backlash at less capable data centers

Networks in 2020: More traffic, less energy

The GreenTouch industry consortium says new technologies could cut network power consumption by 90 percent

Climate change pushes some companies and their data centers to go green

More firms are plugging into gas for power, collecting rainwater

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